Latest update of the Concentriq digital pathology platform improves lab profitability as economic pressures demand increased operational efficiency
PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) APRIL 30, 2019
Proscia, a pioneer in the development and advancement of digital pathology, today announced the latest release of Concentriq™, the company’s flagship digital pathology platform. New innovations include a first-of-its-kind performance analytics module alongside a new suite of automation features. In combination, these capabilities give laboratory managers and operators the critical functionality and insights they need to meaningfully improve productivity while continuously driving quality.
Today’s labs face increasing pressure to drive margins especially in light of decreasing reimbursements. Yet, despite widespread digital transformation of many aspects of the healthcare industry, pathology labs have remained dependent on manual, time-consuming processes to track key business metrics. This has kept labs from improving productivity and making informed decisions that could otherwise improve the bottom line.
“To gain meaningful operational improvements, laboratories must go beyond simply digitizing glass slides,” explains David West, CEO of Proscia. “The introduction of a digital platform that improves efficiency across all aspects of lab operations gives lab owners and managers a way to prosper even as economic pressures intensify. Concentriq improves efficiency, productivity, and profitability in a way that now makes adoption of digital pathology a business imperative.”
The new release extends Concentriq’s comprehensive image and workflow management functions for immediate efficiency gains and also provides lab managers and administrators the tools they need to make data-driven decisions that continuously improve pathology workflows. New feature descriptions are detailed in”Digital Pathology Benefits Go Beyond the Pathologist: Concentriq Functionality Lab Managers will Love.” Highlights include:
- Metrics dashboard: Capture insights at the slide, case, pathologist, and laboratory levels and easily share productivity and quality trends with the team. Simplify regular reporting and facilitate internal and external audits.
- Intelligent workload balancing: Optimize the distribution and allocation of cases. Automatically sort, triage, and assign cases based off of performance analytics, including historic performance and real-time metrics.
- Automated trigger-based notifications and alerts: Receive notifications based on actions recorded in Concentriq. Lab managers get alerted when a consult, restain, or recut is requested. Alerts are triggered for the pathologist or lab manager when a case becomes overdue or additional work is completed, prioritizing assignments and ensuring quick turnaround times are met.
- Automated case actions: Automate the progression of cases based on case information and/or performance analytics. Actions that can be automated include case assembly, case assignment, and ordering of additional stains and cuts.
Proscia was founded in 2014 to improve clinical outcomes and accelerate the discovery of breakthrough advancements in the fight against cancer. Using modern computing technologies that unlock hidden data not visible to the human eye and turning that data into valuable insights in the fight against cancer, the company is dedicated to improving the efficiency, speed, and quality of pathology diagnostics and research.
*Concentriq is intended for research use only.